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Northwestern Memorial Healthcare Medical Technologist - Laboratory in Lake Forest, Illinois

This job was posted by : For more information, please see: job id-3845MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIST - LABORATORY, FULL TIME, NIGHTS Lake Forest, Illinois JOB REQID 3845 JOB FUNCTION Laboratory SHIFT Night Job (3rd) At Northwestern Medicine, every patient interaction makes a difference in cultivating a positive workplace. This patient-first approach is what sets us apart as a leader in the healthcare industry. As an integral part of our team, you'll have the opportunity to join our quest for better healthcare, no matter where you work within the Northwestern Medicine system. At Northwestern Medicine, we pride ourselves on providing competitive benefits: from tuition reimbursement and loan forgiveness to 401(k) matching and lifecycle benefits, we take care of our employees. Ready to join our quest for better* DESCRIPTION**This is a Full Time position at 40hrs per week located at Lake Forest Hospital. The hours are 10:30p-7a with rotating weekends.**The Medical Technologist reflects the mission, vision, and values of NM, adheres to the organizations Code of Ethics and Corporate Compliance Program, and complies with all relevant policies, procedures, guidelines and all other regulatory and accreditation standards.Responsibilities: * Performs all aspects of pre-analytic workflow appropriate for the specific laboratory section to ensure orders are entered correctly, specimens collected are appropriate for the test ordered and are correctly process/transported.* Verifies order where necessary.* Verifies non-patient information (e.g., collection time) according to established protocol.* Handles unresolved orders, troubleshoots where needed.* Verifies with physician and/or nurses prior to LIS order entry to resolve unclear, duplicate or otherwise ambiguous orders.* Verifies specimens for add-on tests are available and acceptable and generates add-on test orders.* Recognizes when fraud and abuse compliance issues require adjustments to the test order.* Collecting, receiving and processing of specimens* Verifies specimens are correctly and completely labeled upon receipt. Evaluates specimens for appropriateness and takes necessary corrective action. Appropriately documents unacceptable specimens and proper notifications as needed.* Prioritizes specimen processing based on established priorities.* Aliquots specimens according to established protocols.* Recognizes when fraud and abuse compliance issues require adjustments to the test order.* Performs all aspects of analytical testing appropriate for the specific laboratory section.* Maintains test system integrity:* Performs preventative maintenance on instruments/equipment in a timely fashion according to defined schedule.* Verifies reagents and supplies meet defined acceptability criteria upon receipt and prior to use; takes action to ensure unacceptable items are removed from use.* Ensures that sufficient reagents and supplies necessary for test performance are available. Notifies senior staff when minimum inventory level is encountered.* Performs and records all necessary quality control (QC) required for test system performance.* Evaluates QC results and takes necessary corrective actions according to established protocol.* Performs specimen preparation:* Performs any necessary pretest specimen preparation according to protocols (e.g., microbiology plating, cell cultures, filtering, extraction, separation, elution absorption, etc.).* Transfers or ships specimens to approved testing locations according to SOPs.* Performs tests:* Prioritizes testing based on assignment or established priorities, completes testing within defined turn-around-times.* Recogn izes the need for and follows any age-specific protocols.* Responds effectively to changes in the workflow by coordinating a simultaneous series of tests when needed or adjusting work to incorporate STAT tests or fluctuations in work volume. See job URL for more information and EOE statement.For more details see online:URLNorthwestern Medicine is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in hiring or employment on the basis of age, sex, race, color, religion, national origin, gender identity, veteran status, disability or sexual orientation.